Serious Illness Conversation Guide

Steps to elicit important information from your patients about their goals and values

Serious Illness Conversation Guide

Steps to elicit important information from your patients about their goals and values

Serious Illness Conversation Guide

Steps to elicit important information from your patients about their goals and values

Serious Illness Conversation Guide

Steps to elicit important information from your patients about their goals and values

1.Set up the conversation >> Introduce the idea and benefits, Ask permission
2.Assess illness understanding and information preferences
3.Share prognosis >> Tailor information to patient preference, Allow silence, explore emotion
4.Explore key topics >> Goals, Fears and worries, Sources of strength, Critical abilities, Tradeoffs, Family
5.Close the conversation >> Summarize what you’ve heard, Make a recommendation, Affirm your commitment to the patient
Created by on 20/05/2016

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The Serious Illness Conversation Guide calculator is created by QxMD.

1. Set up the conversation >> Introduce the idea and benefits, Ask permission

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Patient-tested language:

“I’m hoping we can talk about where things are with your illness and where they might be going - is this okay?”

Created by on 20/05/2016

By using this site you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by our terms of use and privacy policy. All content and tools are for educational use only, are not meant to be a substitute for professional advice and should not be used for medical diagnosis and/or medical treatment.

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